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post #11 of 21 Old 10-14-2009, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I don't feel quite so bad now the trainer called me and said she had a helluva time with her all afternoon. So at least I know it's not just me.

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-14-2009, 09:43 PM
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Everyone else is right. At least you know you gave Carolina her start back to being a normal horse again, and found her the right person to help her continue on her way. You did the right thing- getting hurt or killed is the obvious danger with owning a horse like Carolina but as another poster said, developing a fear of horses because of one would be a very terrible thing. We all know you tried hard and good for you, knowing when to part ways with her.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 12:23 AM
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So sorry -- I'm sure you'll miss her regardless. It's good and right though that now she is with a trainer who will be able to determine how far she can progress. And it's nice that you can keep in touch.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 02:17 AM
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Really sorry to hear you are going through a rough patch. I went thru a similar situation, where I had also bought a gelding from a rescue. Found out a short while after owning him, that he also was a dangerous rearer and would flip over (along with another dangerous behavior problem).

Tried to work thru it with him, didn't work out and I ended up sending him back to the rescue where he came from. As it turned out, that rescue sold him again as a "safe kid's horse" to a family where the husband ended up being so severely injured after a fall from him that he ended up suing that rescue facility for millions.

The sad risk of getting a horse from those places. When you think you are doing something great, you sometimes get problem horses that have been in bad hands. Really sorry you went thru this.

Sending you some hugs from home.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 10:41 AM
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Sorry just had to add that the rescue she is talking about is horrible. I got my Dilllon from there, he was severly underweight, FULL of ticks, long feet, just an unhealthy colt (and they had him for a couple of months) after only one month at home he was at an acceptable weight.
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 10:45 AM
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Ah sad day! *hugs*
Good for you for being able to make the right decision however. Hopefully the trainer will be able to figure out what Carolina needs.

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post #17 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 10:55 AM
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I'm very sorry to hear you have to give up Carolina but it does sound liek the best thing for both you and her! and thankfully you found someone willing to train her and help her thorugh her problems properly! ((HUGS))
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-15-2009, 12:57 PM
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Sorry you had to make the decision to sell Carolina; that's never easy, especially when you rescue them. I hope that this new owner\trainer can help Carolina overcome whatever is going on in that mind of hers!

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post #19 of 21 Old 10-16-2009, 07:37 AM
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Flipping over??? That is so incredibly dangerous. I am glad you are not trying to ride her. You can be killed.
I once corrected a filly that flipped over. 8 years later I sold her. The new owner hit her, and she started it up again. You did the right thing.
You will find a good partner. *HUGS*
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post #20 of 21 Old 10-16-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Yeh my thoughts exactly. With a husband and three children to think of I couldn't keep riding her. And I can't afford to keep her if I'm not riding her. Quite frankly I didn't want to be afraid of horses either.

The new owner says she's settled in and she acts just like a horse that has never been trained at all.

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